NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

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Post by jason812 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:01 am

I will go by my mailbox today and see if its in there. Kind of disappointed to here they are generic but I can understand why.

With the way the climate of the left is and today's technology, do you want your name on display? It would be easy to take a picture and capture names for the face that is walking in. I'll take off my tinfoil hat now...

Or, maybe it was just cheaper to make them all the same and the NRA can use the extra cash to do some good.

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Post by mojo84 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:01 am

All this interest in badges, I thought I would help you folks out.

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Post by strogg » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:56 am

Woohoo! Just got mine in the mail. And boy... OK, my expectations were already very low. Extremely low. But no, somehow, the NRA hit the mark below the bar. I saw the letter. Looks great. I saw the badge holder. OK, it's an odd, nonstandard design. Fine. Wait, where's the badge? It's not in the holder. It's not on the letter or the letter itself. I looked in the envelope and saw a mailer insert buried in the bottom. Could that be it? No... it doesn't even look like a badge. It looks like an information sheet. It's not even on card stock! Oh, darn. But that's all I got. The mailer insert does fit in the badge holder though... Seriously, is that the badge? *sigh*

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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

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Post by bblhd672 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:16 pm

Led Zepplin's take on the badges... :biggrinjester:
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I'm just trying to find the badge... Has anybody seen the badge?

(Have you seen the badge?)
I ain't seen the badge!

(Where's that confounded badge?)

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Post by Grundy1133 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:28 pm

strogg wrote:Woohoo! Just got mine in the mail. And boy... OK, my expectations were already very low. Extremely low. But no, somehow, the NRA hit the mark below the bar. I saw the letter. Looks great. I saw the badge holder. OK, it's an odd, nonstandard design. Fine. Wait, where's the badge? It's not in the holder. It's not on the letter or the letter itself. I looked in the envelope and saw a mailer insert buried in the bottom. Could that be it? No... it doesn't even look like a badge. It looks like an information sheet. It's not even on card stock! Oh, darn. But that's all I got. The mailer insert does fit in the badge holder though... Seriously, is that the badge? *sigh*
Same here. I even did a double take and pulled the envelope out of the trash to make sure i didnt accidentally throw it away... I was even gonna email them and tell them they sent the badge holder but forgot to send the badge... very underwhelming.
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Post by mojo84 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:55 pm

They are just tickets to get in the door and identify you as a member instead of an exhibitor or employee.. What's the big deal? If you really need a fancy badge you can have your own made as I showed in my previous post.


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Post by cyphertext » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:07 pm

mojo84 wrote:They are just tickets to get in the door and identify you as a member instead of an exhibitor or employee.. What's the big deal? If you really need a fancy badge you can have your own made as I showed in my previous post.
It isn't a big deal to me, just surprised that they aren't more personalized or have a QR code so that vendors could scan it and capture your info if you were interested in a product and wanted to be added to a mailing list.

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Post by thelurker » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:09 pm

Grundy1133 wrote:
strogg wrote:Woohoo! Just got mine in the mail. And boy... OK, my expectations were already very low. Extremely low. But no, somehow, the NRA hit the mark below the bar. I saw the letter. Looks great. I saw the badge holder. OK, it's an odd, nonstandard design. Fine. Wait, where's the badge? It's not in the holder. It's not on the letter or the letter itself. I looked in the envelope and saw a mailer insert buried in the bottom. Could that be it? No... it doesn't even look like a badge. It looks like an information sheet. It's not even on card stock! Oh, darn. But that's all I got. The mailer insert does fit in the badge holder though... Seriously, is that the badge? *sigh*
Same here. I even did a double take and pulled the envelope out of the trash to make sure i didnt accidentally throw it away... I was even gonna email them and tell them they sent the badge holder but forgot to send the badge... very underwhelming.
Quit complaining already. You wanted in the exhibit...you're getting into the exhibit. Feel free to bedazzle till satisfied.

I would rather them spend money on keeping my 2A rights intact rather than having my name, rank and serial number emblazoned all over the place.

ETA: the insert states you can get an insignia to show your membership level, should you so desire. I couldn't care less, and will be attending as a "regular" member.
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Post by flechero » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:15 pm

cyphertext wrote: It isn't a big deal to me, just surprised that they aren't more personalized or have a QR code so that vendors could scan it and capture your info if you were interested in a product and wanted to be added to a mailing list.
That would have been an inexpensive value add for all. I'm hoping I can cover everything on my list in a day. (can only go one day) so the QR would have been a great benefit [potentially].


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Post by montgomery » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:22 pm

still waiting for mine - but now i am starting to think if it came in a really cheap looking package i may have mistaken it for junk mail and thrown it out.

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Post by RoyGBiv » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:35 pm

cyphertext wrote:
mojo84 wrote:They are just tickets to get in the door and identify you as a member instead of an exhibitor or employee.. What's the big deal? If you really need a fancy badge you can have your own made as I showed in my previous post.
It isn't a big deal to me, just surprised that they aren't more personalized or have a QR code so that vendors could scan it and capture your info if you were interested in a product and wanted to be added to a mailing list.
I was very surprised that the badges didn't have QR codes (or something similar) for exactly this reason..
Not being able to swipe a badge to get on an exhibitor information list is very 1980's. :lol:

FYI... Make your own QR code... http://www.i-nigma.com/CreateBarcodes.html
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Re: NRA National Meeting May 3-6 -- Anybody Worried?

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Post by strogg » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:03 pm

Hey, I'm not complaining that it didn't come personalized with gold embroidery or with anything fancy shmancy. They were making such a big deal about the meeting that I was expecting something more than, "Let's hope they realize this is the badge."

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Post by Grundy1133 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:07 pm

thelurker wrote:
Grundy1133 wrote:
strogg wrote:Woohoo! Just got mine in the mail. And boy... OK, my expectations were already very low. Extremely low. But no, somehow, the NRA hit the mark below the bar. I saw the letter. Looks great. I saw the badge holder. OK, it's an odd, nonstandard design. Fine. Wait, where's the badge? It's not in the holder. It's not on the letter or the letter itself. I looked in the envelope and saw a mailer insert buried in the bottom. Could that be it? No... it doesn't even look like a badge. It looks like an information sheet. It's not even on card stock! Oh, darn. But that's all I got. The mailer insert does fit in the badge holder though... Seriously, is that the badge? *sigh*
Same here. I even did a double take and pulled the envelope out of the trash to make sure i didnt accidentally throw it away... I was even gonna email them and tell them they sent the badge holder but forgot to send the badge... very underwhelming.
Quit complaining already. You wanted in the exhibit...you're getting into the exhibit. Feel free to bedazzle till satisfied.

I would rather them spend money on keeping my 2A rights intact rather than having my name, rank and serial number emblazoned all over the place.

ETA: the insert states you can get an insignia to show your membership level, should you so desire. I couldn't care less, and will be attending as a "regular" member.
not complaining... simply stating that I've never been before so i actually almost threw the inserts away until i realize that THAT was the badge. nothing on it says "admission" or anything. I just thought it was an itinerary and was gonna toss it.
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Post by Pawpaw » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:08 pm

montgomery wrote:still waiting for mine - but now i am starting to think if it came in a really cheap looking package i may have mistaken it for junk mail and thrown it out.
There's very little chance of that. It came in a bubble padded envelope about as big as a piece of printer paper.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:06 am

strogg wrote:Hey, I'm not complaining that it didn't come personalized with gold embroidery or with anything fancy shmancy. They were making such a big deal about the meeting that I was expecting something more than, "Let's hope they realize this is the badge."
:lol: Clearly you are not alone in thinking this way. :iagree:
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